You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body. Pedro Mart
We're facing a good team, a smart team, ... Right now, they're on top of their game and we're not.
You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body.
I enjoy every bit of baseball I can get.
That really never happened to me before, ... I learned something different. Franco was running, and I knew I had to try to get him. I looked at the replay and the coach never sent [Giles]. He just ran like somebody was chasing him.
I actually realized that I was somebody important, because I caught the attention of 60,000 people, plus the whole world watching a guy that if you reverse time back 15 years ago, I was sitting under a mango tree without 50 cents to pay for a bus.
I just try to do what I have to do and let the people out there do what they have to do, which is have fun, scream, yell and jump around. I try to do what I have to do, which is play baseball, and I can only play in that piece of area there, so that's what I try to do.
If you want to follow some good steps, it would Proverbs, all over.
Georgie Porgie, he might buy the whole league, but he doesn't have enough money to buy fear to put in my heart.
If a no-hitter comes, I'll take it. I don't go out there expecting no-hitters, but I was lucky enough to be flirting with a no-hitter today. I'm just proud I was able to come here and show the fans what I didn't have enough time to show them before.
The game doesn't change.
Baseball is a game of the soul.
I remember quotes in the paper, 'Here comes the man that New York loves to hate.' Man? None of you have probably ever eaten steak with me or rice and beans with me to understand what the man is about. You might say the player, the competitor, but the man? You guys have abused my name. You guys have
I'll find it eventually. I do things differently. I play with myself up there and eventually I'll find it. The last two innings I had it.
I know I achieved a lot, and I know I have my little share of respect, but when you talk about playoffs, there is no time to be mad, there is no time to complain, there is no soreness that you can't overcome or pain, sometimes, and I hope I continue to do it. I am going to leave my heart out there f
It was a fastball up and in. We were playing the infield in, so I was trying to keep him in the infield. But he cheated a little bit and got to it.
Not only for what he did in baseball, but for the reason he lost his life. If I had something to do with it, I would have his number retired here and throughout the Dominican Republic. He's a national hero in the Dominican Republic.
You can't have a family when you're playing because you're away from home so much. So believe me, I won't be pitching forever. I won't make it to 300 wins or anything like that. No way.
My brother never got an opportunity to throw a pitch, and I didn't want the same thing to happen to another young kid.
I just guess I have to give them credit, ... For them to actually take advantage of my mistakes and hit them out - it wasn't just playing the game hard, but also to keep their concentration level so high that every time I made a mistake - they were my mistakes ï¿½ that they hit them out.
I'm human. No excuses. Hey, they got to me. That's all.
I want to feel secure personally. Have a competitive team out there -- I really want to win; I hate losing -- and, I guess, I want to be treated like a normal person.
We grew up poor, very poor, but I am very proud of where I come from.
At my Mom's house on the farm, it get's so dark, you look at the stars and and you feel like you can just reach out and grab them. I love her so much and I love this place so much, it hurts. I stay here because I need to find myself again after playing in the States. Here it's me talking. It's my so
Because I want to have my arm in good shape, I need to have my legs in good shape. Without a leg, there is no arm.
If I wanted to pitch that bad, I probably would. But I don't think I'm in that stage.
My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
I felt the power in my fastball, ... That's probably why I left so many fastballs up. I was a little more erratic. I just couldn't get the ball over.
I guess I just have to give them credit, ... Every time I made a mistake, they hit them out.
Everybody goes through a little funk, ... and right now we're going through one.